Comments on: Ask Design Mom: Graduation Gifts http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:49:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Web Designing India http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195749 Web Designing India Tue, 03 Nov 2009 01:38:53 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195749 well written article. Thanks for your valuable info..

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By: Web Development http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195750 Web Development Thu, 29 Oct 2009 02:16:14 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195750 Gr8 Resource for Designers. Thanks for helpful information. Good work.

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By: web design company http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195751 web design company Tue, 02 Jun 2009 09:00:56 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195751 very cool post

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By: kristi brooke http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195752 kristi brooke Thu, 24 May 2007 21:07:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195752 i know the med school question was looking for a fast answer but i have some great ideas, but would take time.
my one friend wrote her husband a poem about their 4 years. it was amazing and she read it to him at the family party. ( i was crying like crazy)
for my husband i gave him a comission piece of art from a soon to be great artist (so it was cheap) i had listed about 25 items that would represent our time in New Orleans and she painted a 20 box print with the 20 different items. I could email you a photo, it is the most treasured item we have. you could almost make one yourself.

i bout a few h.s. grad gifts today and the Vera Bradley ID wallet is great for those going to college it is $9.99 and can hold their ID they take with them every year while living on campus.

i am also a fan of monogrammed towels for graduates to take to school.

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By: laura http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195753 laura Thu, 24 May 2007 07:09:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195753 I figured out what to get my sister. She’s moving to an off-campus dorm, so she’ll have a kitchen. I got her a very cute apron on etsy and had it shipped directly to her. She’ll love how girly and pink it is and it’ll come in handy too.

But I love the tool kit idea. Maybe I can find a pink, girly tool kit to add to the gift!

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By: Becky http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195754 Becky Wed, 23 May 2007 16:16:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195754 There is a great book by Sandra Boynton called, “Yay, You”. It is absolutely perfect for a graduation (or life changing event). Very cute and meaningful!

Yay, You

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By: jen http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195755 jen Wed, 23 May 2007 15:47:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195755 My hubby graduated from med school last year. I got him a camera that he had been wanting – photography is one of his hobbies. I wrote something in the card about now maybe he’ll have time to do more of the things he loves. You could also get his diploma framed. It needs to be done by someone!

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By: Adri http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195756 Adri Wed, 23 May 2007 15:37:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195756 When my husband graduated from dental school and we headed half-way across country, I got him a beautiful framed photograph that represented where we’d lived (he went to school in Louisville, KY, so the photo was of race horses). It is great for his office, hanging next to his diploma, and reminds us both of our time in Kentucky. Incidentally…he also got a Louisville Slugger bat (mentioned in another comment)…all that Louisville stuff hangs together in his office. Congrats and best of luck!

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By: Lindsay http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195757 Lindsay Wed, 23 May 2007 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195757 I was going to suggest a pen for the med school grad too! I’m fond of space pens. They can write upside down, underwater, and the ink lasts for a long time (www.spacepen.com). Kind of a cool gadget. You can have it engraved too!

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By: Biddy http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195758 Biddy Wed, 23 May 2007 14:24:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195758 my favorite gifts that i got for h.s. graduation: a toaster, a monogrammed laundry bag, and a College “Survival” Kit from my sister. That’s been several years, and I still use the toaster, the laundry bag is still great for storing clean linens, and I still have some of the things that came in the “kit” around my house (a wooden cross, a notepad & pen, stress ball etc). As for the Med School grad, I definitely reccommend a personalized pen set like one of these: http://gifts.com/search/product/Cross-Century-Chrome-Ballpoint-Pen-and-Pencil-Set?ideaID=8661&prodID=97041

he’s going to be a doc, so he’ll use it EVERY day and think of you every time he uses it! I got one of the wooden sets when I was baptised and still think of the aunt that gave it to me everytime i see the box on my desk…

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By: judy http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195759 judy Wed, 23 May 2007 12:40:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195759 http://www.ohmythatsawesome.com/2007/05/roots.html
I had bookmarked these amazing wine glasses that I saw on ohmythatsawesome.com, just incase someone I know graduates from college and then I would also get them a case of wine futures–which is so cool because in ten years they’ll have some breathtaking wine!
http://store.morrellwine.com/generic.jsp?id=FUTURES
In fact, I just remembered that I do know someone who’s graduating and this is exactly what I’m getting her!

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195760 Anonymous Wed, 23 May 2007 11:18:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195760 A gift that almost ANY graduating husband (or father for Father’s Day) would love is a genuine Louisville Slugger baseball bat. You can order them personalized with your man’s signature or name on them–or whatever you request. They run around $60, I think. Look up Louisville Slugger on the web.

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By: Little Kritters http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195761 Little Kritters Wed, 23 May 2007 11:13:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195761 My favorite aunt gave me a great gift when I graduated from high school. A smallish tool kit. It was wonderful. I was the only one on my dorm floor with a screwdriver which was needed ans used ALL THE TIME! Now that I am married with kids of my own, I still use it and keep it seperate from my husbands tools. And, I think about my aunt everytime I fix something–10+ years later!

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By: betc http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195762 betc Wed, 23 May 2007 09:55:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195762 my husband got a paper weight, silver, with the seal of his medical school on the top along with his name and graduation date.
I don’t know where it was purchased, but it is a simple reminder of his huge accomplishment that sits on his desk.

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By: mamacita http://www.designmom.com/2007/05/ask-design-mom-graduation-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-195763 mamacita Wed, 23 May 2007 09:29:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2244#comment-195763 I tackled this question on my blog, if you’re interested: http://whatwouldjaneaustendo.blogspot.com/2007/05/graduation-gifts.html

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